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The shoot down comes two days after the US announced it shot down a Syrian regime fighter jet on Sunday after it dropped bombs near USA -backed Syrian Kurdish forces advancing on ISIS's stronghold of Raqqa. It said the shooting-down was "collective self-defence" and the coalition had contacted Russian counterparts by telephone via an established "de-confliction line to de-escalate the situation and stop the firing".
  • Fuel tanker fire in Pakistan leaves at least 153 dead

    Fuel tanker fire in Pakistan leaves at least 153 dead

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    Pakistan's Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of Pakistan's military, said a total of 51 people with serious burns and in critical condition have been transported by army helicopters to the city of Multan. "Some 151 people including women and children lost their lives in this tragedy". "Someone should tell me about my beloved sons". Police moved quickly to redirect traffic but could not stop the scores of villagers who raced to collect the fuel, spokesman Imran Shah ...
  • Seoul Conducts Missile Test as Pyongyang Tests Rocket Engine

    Seoul Conducts Missile Test as Pyongyang Tests Rocket Engine

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    Moon's observation of the test launch was likely meant to underscore South Korea's capability to respond to a North Korean missile attack, mitigating security concerns prompted by the controversy about delaying the THAAD deployment while also sending a warming message to the North Korean leadership, which continues to develop nuclear weapons and missiles.
  • Australia halts Syria air strikes after Russian Federation warning

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    It is the fifth time in the past month the U.S. has struck at forces allied with the Syrian government in the area. That was a rarity in modern warfare, representing the first time the U.S. Russian Federation said on Monday it would treat US -led coalition aircraft flying west of the River Euphrates in Syria as potential targets and track them with missile systems and military aircraft, but stopped short of saying it would shoot them down.
  • Gay pride parades sound a note of resistance _ and face some

    Gay pride parades sound a note of resistance _ and face some

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    Thousands of people march in the streets demonstrating for civil rights and against violence and homophobia during a pride march on June 10, 2017 in Rome, Italy. Riot-control vehicles and buses were dispatched to the area. According to AFP, officers arrested at least 12 people, including a photographer who works for the French news agency, for rioting.
  • Faulty fridge sparked London tower fire

    Faulty fridge sparked London tower fire

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    The Metropolitan Police said Friday that the massive blaze originated with a Hotpoint fridge freezer manufactured by Whirlpool subsidiary Indesit. Hotpoint said Friday that "words can not express our sorrow at this bad tragedy" and added it was working with authorities to examine the appliance.
  • Seoul Test Fires New Ballistic Missile in Warning to North Korea

    Seoul Test Fires New Ballistic Missile in Warning to North Korea

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    The 32 members of the North Korean team performed a taekwondo exhibition at the opening ceremony of the championship on Saturday, but the ITF canceled a press conference with North Korean officials. Moon also said South Korea, like the United States, hopes to "engage in dialogue" with North Korea, though "regarding exactly how, we do not have a detailed way forward".
  • Albanian vote in election seen as key to moving toward EU

    Albanian vote in election seen as key to moving toward EU

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    If the exit poll proves to be correct it means Prime Minister Edi Rama will be returned to power but this time he will have secured more than 71 seats in the 140 seat assembly. Albanians also celebrated Eid al-Fitr on Sunday, the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. "I expect a radical change, a better future for the Albanians so they don't emigrate throughout the world", Tirana resident Petrit Sulo said after casting his ballot.
  • Pres. Trump: Not 'that far off' from passing health overhaul

    Pres. Trump: Not 'that far off' from passing health overhaul

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    But some of the changes made in the Senate version of the bill are unlikely to fly with conservative members of the House, especially the House Freedom Caucus. And he says the conversation about the new bill hasn't focused enough on the proposed changes to Medicaid. Sanders, who in the past has criticized Obamacare as insufficient, said he'll push ahead with legislation for a "Medicare for all, single-payer program".